Whether you are prepping kids for a night out or heading out to your own festivities, use these tips to keep your Halloween free from scary mishaps.
If your kids are trick or treating:
- Add protective tape to costumes and/or candy bags for better visibility
- Make sure you and/or your kid(s) are equipped with flashlights with new batteries
- Use costume makeup instead of masks to avoid obstructed eyesight
- Pin long costumes and wear comfortable shoes to avoid tripping
- Ditch pointed accessories like swords and sticks
- Accompany your kids out or arrange for them to join a group supervised by an adult
- Carry a cell phone
- Teach your kids how to safely cross the street and check for on-coming traffic
- Only visit a home if the porch light is on; never enter a home or car to get a treat
- Plan a route and stay together
- Examine treats and toss out anything unwrapped
Also, do check into some of the great alternative Treat or Treat options!
- Batty Battleship Halloween Bash - Trick or Treat aboard the Battleship North Carolina on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
- Trick or Treat Under the Sea - The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach, Oct 26-28, 4:30-8:30 pm
- Annual Trick or Treat in the Park - Oct 27, 5 to 8 p.m., in Hampstead Kiwanis Park
- Trunk or Treat events at various churches and neighborhood sites
- Slow down and drive carefully, and keep an eye out for children crossing the street
- Properly restrain your pets
- If you are handing out treats, clear your yard of any items visitors may trip on
- Keep your home and walk-ways well lit
- Replace jack-o-lantern candles with flameless candles or glow sticks